Judges: Pam Arbogast, Gene Rimmer, Doris Welborn
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Nomeca provides this information: This was the strangest mollusk I had ever seen. The Chiton is also known as the ‘wandering meatloaf’. They are 44% blood, live for 20 years and move less than 20 meters in 2 years, snails will dine on them. It is interesting to note that the Great Pacific Chiton is the world’s largest chiton and grows to 33 cm long. ( ~13”). I would say this particular one was every bit of 13” long! Taken at the Harris Beach Tidepools (Oregon): ISO 400, 1/15 sec., f/13. Minimal processing in Lightroom , printed using Sean’s ‘test-strip’ hard copy process.
I took this image when I was still getting familiar with my Canon G9 way back in 2008 (ISO 200, 1/40 f/5.6). It started as a jpeg, converted to B&W in LR , and then a little Tonal Contrast added in CS6 with Nik Color Efex Pro4 along with some Classic Diffusion. It is printed on the lovely Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag paper, a museum quality inkjet paper.
Cassandra was taken with my Canon 6D.. Settings are f/4, SS 1/320, ISO 2000 and 105mm.
Photo was taken at Tom Pearce Park. It was Cassie’s 18th Birthday and we were just playing around.
Photo was taken in to Photoshop CC, turned into a b/w and did a little bit of selective coloring to bring the color back
into her eye. Then I put a frame around it using NIK collections color effects pro
Jim says: It was taken last summer at the Illinois river. Shot with a Nikon D700 and 24-70mm lens at 52mm looking straight down into the water. ISO 400 and f11 at 1/350th. Taken during the normally poor photographic light of mid day which is ideal for under water subjects such as this.
Ken and I visited the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds near Mitchell on September 25 and 26, 2014. A distance from the entrance are two red hills. We arose well before dawn to get set up to photograph the sunrise. Sunrise and sunset are two favorite times to photograph. The dynamic range at those times is amazing. The equipment was a Nikon 7000, a RRS tripod, Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 wide angle lens, and a release cable.
This photograph was taken in March of this year. The full moon and moody clouds drew me out for an evening shoot. The set up for this shot had my feet and tripod in the river. I love our Caveman Bridge and wanted an image that captured her in a unique and flattering way. The river and clouds were moving fast, and the long exposure softened both. I timed the shot to hide the bright full moon behind the clouds, and for some traffic on the bridges for the streaks of light. I used a starlite filter on front of my 24-105 mm lens to accentuate the street lights. My camera settings were: ISO 800, f/8 at 15 seconds, and a 40 mm focal length.
Here is Nomeca’s story… we lucked out with third story rooms with a balcony at the Hotel Royal Chateau in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. I took lots of pictures that evening of the town life going on below at the corner with my new Canon G1x travel camera (APS-C sensor point & shoot). This particular image resulted from 2 jpgs processed in Photomatix 5 and then cropped for more impact. Original images shot at ISO 1600, .8 and .2 sec, f/5.6
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